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A Massachusetts woman says two men conned her in a Target parking lot to steal her wallet. Eileen Savoia said she was approached by two men as she attempted to drive away from the Framingham site on Thursday. They knocked on the window. A gentleman (on the driver’s side) told me there was something wrong with my tire,” Savoia said. “So I rolled down my window and said, ‘What do you mean there’s something wrong with my tire?'” According to Savoia the men claimed that something was leaking near the left rear tire of their vehicle. “They sprayed my tires with what I believe was balsamic vinegar that made it look like brake grease. Just to distract me,” she said. Savoia then got out of her vehicle to check for the problem, noting that the substance didn’t feel like oil. As she got out of the vehicle, Savoia said the next phase of the scammers’ plan was getting underway on the side of my car. He must have gone in and got my wallet out of my purse without me even knowing,” she said. Savoia said she didn’t realize her wallet was gone until she got back in her car to call AAA. By that time, the two men were long gone. “I was surprised and feel like an idiot for falling for it,” she said. Framingham Deputy Chief of Police Sean Riley said officers responded to Savoia’s call to police from Target Off Route 30/Cochituate Road. “Someone may have seen these two people in this parking lot… Give us a call. Let us know. “They move. So this isn’t just geared towards Framingham. They will go to the next church. To Natick, where there are many shopping malls. The same crew could be at the top of Saugus “Savoia said the scammers tried to use her debit card at a local bank ATM but they were unsuccessful as they didn’t have her PIN. Shortly thereafter, she blocked her credit cards. “The holidays are just around the corner. You are out there. Scammers are out there,” Savoia told the bank where the scammers attempted to use Savoia’s debit card.

A Massachusetts woman says two men conned her in a Target parking lot to steal her wallet.

Eileen Savoia said she was approached by two men as she attempted to drive away from the Framingham site on Thursday.

“When I wanted to turn, they knocked on the window. A gentleman (on the driver’s side) told me that something was wrong with my tire,” said Savoia. “So I rolled down my window and said, ‘What do you mean there’s something wrong with my tire?'”

According to Savoia, the men claimed that something was leaking near their vehicle’s left rear tire.

“They sprayed my tires with, I think it was balsamic vinegar, which made it look like it was brake grease. Just to distract me,” she said.

Savoia then got out of her vehicle to check for the problem, noting that the substance didn’t feel like oil. As she exited the vehicle, Savoia said the next phase of the scammers’ plan was underway.

“While he was distracting me to get out of the car to check the tire, another guy was on the right side of my car. He must have gone in and got my wallet out of my purse without me even knowing,” she said.

Savoia said she didn’t realize her wallet was gone until she got back in her car to call AAA. By that time, the two men were long gone.

“I was caught off guard and I feel like an idiot for falling for it,” she said.

Framingham Deputy Police Commissioner Sean Riley said officers responded to Savoia’s call to police from the Route 30/Cochituate Road destination.

“Someone may have seen these two individuals in this parking lot… Give us a call. Let us know. What you don’t think is a lot of information can actually help break a crime,” Riley said. “They move. So this isn’t just geared towards Framingham. They will go to the next church. To Natick, where there are many shopping malls. The same crew could be at the top of Saugus.”

Savoia said the scammers tried to use her debit card at a local bank’s ATM but they were unsuccessful as they didn’t have her PIN. Shortly thereafter, she canceled her credit cards.

“The holidays are coming. They’re out there. Scammers are out there,” Savoia said.

Riley said police are reviewing surveillance camera footage in and around the Target parking lot, as well as the bank where the scammers attempted to use Savoia’s debit card.

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